Early tie in New Hampshire


Voters in Dixville Notch, the New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation’s first presidential primary, found themselves in a tie Jan. 10 between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

Nine ballots were cast in New Hampshire’s Dixville Notch just after midnight, the AP reported.

Romney and Huntsman received two votes each. Coming in second with one vote apiece were Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.

For the Democrats, President Barack Obama received three votes.

The nine residents who cast their ballots include three registered Republicans and two registered Democrats. Four other voters haven’t declared a party.

Dixville Notch is an unincorporated village in northern New Hampshire just below the Canadian border. The town clerk, Rick Erwin, said the nine registered voters make up the entire Dixville Notch population.

Voting continues throughout the day elsewhere in the Granite State. Polls continue to show Romney with a double-digit lead.

Source: AP